Thaw 1. The Rope — Deshielo 1: la cuerda

Francisco Martínez
2 min readJan 12, 2023

Burke stepped through the bubble and as his arms and legs, his head and then the rest of his body passed through it they disappeared from view. Once inside, a long time later, he would explain to us that what we saw from the outside was a huge trompe l’oeil and that in reality the city was something very different from what we could see from the outside.

What appeared to be the end of a rope appeared behind that impenetrable barrier. It moved like a snake but had all the appearance of a linen rope. He moved towards us very slowly and circled us.

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